Australian Bioinformatics Conference (ABiC) – Melbourne Submit your abstract now!


Registrations and abstract submissions are now open for the inaugural Australian Bioinformatics Conference (ABiC)!

ABiC 2014 will be held on Sat 11th & Sun 12th October at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. ABiC 2014 immediately precedes this year’s Australasian Genomics Technology Association (AGTA) conference, which is also being held in Melbourne, on October 12 – 15th.

ABiC was created by bioinformaticians for bioinformaticians, to bring together researchers from academia, industry and government to discuss recent developments in bioinformatics methods and applications, and to foster improved interactions within the Australian bioinformatics community. The conference is open to anyone working in or having an interest in bioinformatics. The ABiC 2014 program will reflect the diversity and breadth of bioinformatics research in Australia.

ABiC 2014 abstract submissions close Aug 13th (Talks) and Oct 1st (Posters).

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for students enrolled full-time at Australian institutions outside of Victoria (must register by Aug 13).

Our current list of confirmed invited speakers includes:

– Prof. Terry Speed (Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, Parkville, VIC)

– Dr. Ana Congresa Cegarra (Principe Felipe Research Centre, Spain)

– Asst. Prof. Titus Brown (Michigan State)

– Dr. Sylvain Forêt (Australian National University)

Numerous speakers will be selected from abstracts as well, so get your abstract in today! Prizes will be awarded for best talks and posters from students and early-career researchers.

For more information, please visit the ABiC 2014 website:

ABiC 2014 has come together thanks to the generous support of our sponsors:

       The Australian Bioinformatics Network (ABN)

       The Victorian Life Science Computation Initiative (VLSCI)

       The Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF)

       The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI)

       The Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a unique and memorable gathering of the Australian bioinformatics community!


The ABiC 2014 organizing committee


Dr. Alicia Oshlack (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute)

Dr. Torsten Seeman (Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium / Life Sciences Computation Centre)

Dr Jovana Maksimovic (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute)

Dr Dieter Bulach (Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium / Life Sciences Computation Centre)

Dr Katrina Bell (Murdoch Childrens Research Institute)

Dr David Goode (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)


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